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If our youth is our future, the future is going to be “green”

At the beginning of April, the Association Sunce received students from the Faculty of Economics in Split – Anu Biloš and Irena Vrebac. Students collaborated on the Dalmatia Green program of branding the eco-friendly tourist offer and thus contributed creatively to the development of tourism, ie sustainable tourism, as well as their professional career.

“The fascinating discovery is that the students were not even familiar with the concept of sustainability and sustainable tourism, they had heard about it but did not understand what it really meant in practice. After we introduced them to the whole concept, we were delighted with their enthusiasm and innovative ideas, ” says Nastja Logar, a mentor of the Sunce Association within the professional practice program.

Ana Biloš developed the content for a mobile application for Dalmatia Green and designed an eco-friendly program for tourist agencies that would offer guests “undiscovered” locations of the Omis Hinterland. The program included olive planting as well, so guests could have a better chance of better contact with nature and the local community, thereby contributing to lowering of ther travel carbon footprint.

Irena Vrebac has shown inspiration in developing the social media strategy, she had created Instagram announcements for promotion of Dalmatia Green offerings to tourists, as well as an info leaflet on eco-friendly tourist offer.

“The practice in the Sunce Association and participation in the Dalmatia Green program was an instructive and interesting experience, which I would certainly repeat. It helped me to learn how to make a project, how office and field work look like, and how action in the field of environmental protection and sustainable tourism looks in practice. This practice helped me and gave me confidence in making it easier to adapt to the business world after completing college education and showed that work and faith in what you’re doing is worthwhile and ensures successful results, “ says Ana.

If our future is our youth, with more such students – the future will be “green”!